It’s time to come audition for the forthcoming Derry panto 2017 – Jack and the Beanstalk!
Calling all budding actors and singers! If you’ve ever fancied treading the boards in a professional theatrical production, make your way to the Millennium Forum on Saturday 10th June from 12.30pm to 2.30pm when the North West’s premier theatre will be holding auditions for yet another fabulous Christmas Panto, ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’.
Directed by Jonathan Burgess, with choreography by Venessa Chapman and Alan Wright as Musical Director, ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ at the Forum boasts the best in local talent in the biggest show of the Autumn/Winter programme of events.
A number of lead cast roles including the King and Queen (playing an age of 35+) are up for grabs at the auditions. If it’s simply singing and dancing that’s your thing, then there are also a number of adult ‘General Ensemble’ parts to be won (age 17+). All roles require excellent singing, acting and dancing ability.
David McLaughlin, Chief Executive of the Millennium Forum and show producer for the past fourteen years, encourages everyone with a desire to perform to audition:
“The Millennium Forum has developed a reputation for producing fantastic Christmas pantomimes that are fun for all the family. ‘Cinderella’ last year was hugely successful, having performed to a massive audience of almost 30,000! The auditions for this year’s Christmas Panto provide a great opportunity to act, sing or dance in the biggest show of the season for all budding professional or amateur performers. Who knows – it could be the first step to a career in acting for some talented individual. We have already seen Gerard McCarthy (Jack in ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ 2002) move onto great success with Channel 4’s ‘Hollyoaks’, our ‘Aladdin’ from 2009 and ‘Peter Pan’ from 2004, Conleth Kane, is also doing exceptionally well; he has recently enjoyed success on London’s West End following an appearance in the hit television programmes, Casualty and RTE’s search for FAME THE MUSICAL stars; Orla Mullan who played our ‘Fairy Godmother’ a number of times, has enjoyed success in the recent hit television series, ‘The Fall’; our ‘Peter Pan’ from 2013 and 2015’s Aladdin, Mikey J Heath has recently starred as ‘Tom Thumb’ in the West End touring production of the hit musical, ‘Barnum’ and local actor, Dylan Reid, landed the part of ‘Andrej’ in the musical, ‘Once’.”
Auditions for ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ will be held in the Millennium Forum on Saturday 10th June from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Anyone interested should contact Lisa Lynch on 028 (048 from the Republic) 71 264426 between 9.30am – 4pm (Mon–Fri only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an audition time. Please note, you must arrange an audition in advance.
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